Book of Science Mysteries

In this volume, you will be able to explore a range of inspiring teaching materials selected from across a range of subjects. These materials are used in teacher training colleges throughout Europe to support enquiry-based learning in the sciences.

Pictures


An engaging TEMI conference in Norway

April was an eventful month for the TEMI team in Norway, with the arranging of a national TEMI-conference where approximately 400 teachers participated. The conference took place at the university campus, as a part of a TEMI-legacy initiative. TEMI methodology was a key ingredient within the conferences message, with a special focus on the 5E-model, mysteries and showmanship. Several of the teachers reported that the conference was useful and engaging, and that they hoped to be invited to a similar conference next year.

May 24, 2016

TEMI project illustrated

Visual artist Edwin Stoop from Sketching Maniacs produced a beautiful banner summarising the topics of the TEMI project and in particular the outcomes of the discussions that took place during the TEMI congress in Leiden. Visual minutes are a way to live record conferences and debates by capturing words in a dynamic, creative and exciting way. The banner grew bigger workshop after workshop and the key themes, messages, main points and words came alive. The final drawing illustrates how the TEMI project developed in 3 years to become a solid CPD programme thanks to the contribution of the partners and all stakeholders involved, teachers in primis.

May 17, 2016

Teachers profiles

  • With TEMI, students are active participants in the discovery process and their ideas play an important part in the construction of scientific knowledge in the lesson.

    Margaret Duggan Keady (Ireland)

  • So far, my experiences with TEMI led to my consideration that TEM is a modern, student-oriented pedagogy that allows learners to follow and understand scientific inquiry and to have fun in finding scientific explanations for challenging scientific phenomena.

    Bettina Most (Germany)

  • TEMI offers an inquiry-based method of gaining scientific knowledge that uses “mysteries”, e.g. the “magic sand” or the famous cola-mentos fountain, as a starting point to make science classes the way they ought to be – fascinating.

    Jens Eschen (Germany)

  • TEMI Project promotes teaching science in a relevant and challenging way. TEMI Project promotes teaching science in a relevant and challenging way.

    Sharon Deutsch (Israel)

  • TEMI Project promotes teaching science in a relevant and challenging way. TEMI Project promotes teaching science in a relevant and challenging way.

    Pnina Yakirevitch (Israel)

Teaching the TEMI way

In this booklet, you will be introduced to an exciting new way to teach science in your classroom. TEMI incorporates four key innovations: the use of mysteries, the 5E cycle, presentation skills and gradual release of responsibility from the teacher to the learner.

TEMI collaborations